Our design studio team specialises in providing residential builders, developers, architects or home owners with an end-to-end design solutions. Our team delivers a customised joinery experience, including consultations, designs, drawings and full documentation.
We guide the client through every step; from initial sketch, 3D concepts, joinery style options, ergonomic considerations, storage solutions, internal elevation drafting (integrated into the home plans) and material selection documentation. We have a design service package that will suit any residential builder, whether its collaborating with your own internal selections and drafting teams to a full project management service.
Our strength is in ensuring the expectation of the client are met, suppliers and manufacturing have complete documentation to avoid on-site misunderstanding and costly variations for the builder and the client.
Who We Are
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT / DIRECTOR
With over 20 year experience in design, product development, sourcing and general management, Leonardo has built a reputation for delivering successful results for a vast number of projects within the industry. With a passion for improving design expectations, merging technologies and practical functional solutions, Leonardo continues to regularly visit overseas markets for further product research and design development for the building industry; ensuring that the ACTIV Design Group offers the very latest design trends, technology and product solutions for its clients.
STUDIO OPERATIONS / DIRECTOR
Amanda brings a wealth of experience and support to the Design Studio. With 30 years in customer service and office management within the building and kitchen industry, Amanda’s passion is driven by a high focus on client and trade relationships to ensure that all projects are delivered on time and exceed our client's expectations.
OUR DESIGN STUDIO TEAM
Activ Design is a multi-disciplinary vibrant design studio located in Greville Street, Prahran. The team all work on different facets of our projects, ensuring that each phase is handled by a dedicated specialist to maximum efficiencies and produce the best design outcomes. Our team includes creative designers, joinery technicians, drafting, estimators, modellers, project managers, interiors selections and documentation specialists. We have a collaborative approach to every project, drawing from a wide pool of skills and experience in our specialist field. The Activ Design Studio strength of creativity and flexibility ensures that we approach every project with utmost inspiration, organisation, efficiency and value for our clients.
"I must say I was very impressed with the ideas that came about from this meeting. Leo showed me through multiple ways to design our kitchen so that it would be efficient and practical. So many amazing things to add to the pantry - efficient use of space and where to zone items within the kitchen. Cooking zones, Preparation zones and Cleaning Zones just to name a few...All these ideas were amazing."
“The Joinery appointment with Leo last Saturday was superb. We found it to be most interesting and informative. Leo is clearly extremely knowledgeable in this area and shared his vast experience with us in a practical, innovative and helpful way. Leo has a passion for what he does and I think the joinery addition to building service offering is something that will further differentiate from your competitors. Leo was most pleasant and we thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the appointment with him.”
“I had a look through the South Road display home yesterday which blew my mind. Loved a lot of the things they did especially with the cabinetry and the layout.”
"Thank you Leo and Amanda so much for your help in regards to helping us out building our dream house. We had a great time working with Leo and we are really impressed with your extreme passion & high work ethics that has helped us to conceptualise the design for our bespoke needs."
"I have actually been meaning to msg you and thank you again for all your sensational work and effort. We where seriously blown away by the extra mile you went to accommodate us and be so patient with our project. I'm sure it wasn't easy and we appreciate the late nights and all the effort that went with it. Seriously thanks again for being so unbelievable and for your brilliant service."
"Thank you for all the great work"